Battle Unit Details


18th Regiment, New York Cavalry


Organized at New York and mustered in by Companies as follows: "A" July 18, "B" July 19, "C" August 12, "D" August 25, "E" August 15, "F" August 31, "G" October 13, "H" October 31, "I" December 2, 1863; "K," "L" and "M" January, 1864. Companies "A" to "F" left State for Washington, D. C., September 26, 1863; Companies "G" and "H" October 23; "I" and "K" December 13, 1863, and "L" and "M" January, 1864. Attached to Defences of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, to December, 1863. Cavalry Division, 22nd Army Corps, to February, 1864. 5th Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. District of LaFourche, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1865. Southern Division of Louisiana, Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Military Division of West Mississippi, to June, 1865. Dept. of Louisiana to September. 1865. Dept. of Texas to May, 1866.

New York Riots July 13-16, 1863. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till February, 1864. Ordered to the Dept. of the Gulf February 16. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Monett's Ferry and Cloutiersville March 29-30. Natchitoches March 31. Campti April 4. Pleasant Hill April 7. Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Pleasant Hill April 9. Grand Ecore April 10. Bayou Salina April 14. Campti April 15. Grand Ecore April 16. Bayou Salina April 17-18. Natchitoches April 19. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. Monett's Ferry, Cane River Crossing, April 23. Grand Ecore April 29. Near Alexandria May 1. Bayou Roberts May 3. Moore's Plantation May 4-5. Well's Plantation May 5-6. Near Alexandria May 8. Bayou Rapides May 10. Near Alexandria May 11-12. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 15-16. Near Moreauville May 17. Yellow Bayou May 17-18. Morganza May 24. Duty in the Defences of New Orleans till January, 1865. Patersonville July 12, 1864. Centreville July 14. Franklin July 18. At LaFourche till November, 1864. At Bonnet Carre till March, 1865. Expedition from Brashear City to Amite River March 26-29, 1865 (Detachment). Duty in District of Louisiana till November, and at various points in Texas till May, 1866. Mustered out at Victoria, Texas, May 31, 1866, and honorably discharged from service. (Cos. "A" and "F" detached in Texas June to November, 1864.) Parish Vico, Texas, June 25. Brownsville and Rancho San Pedro July 25. Clarksville August 14.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 203 Enlisted men by disease. Total 216.

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